Technical Information, ASTM, and SDS

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By Extreme Polymers LLC©

CermilonTM is a ceramic reinforced fluoropolymer that increases the durability of lubrication coatings, making them slicker and more durable, thereby providing a longer lasting benefit. Fluoropolymers are a unique class of plastics known for their excellent heat and chemical resistance. They consist of a chain of carbon atoms either surrounded by fluorine. The carbon-fluorine bond is one of the strongest chemical bonds known. Fluoropolymers are used in a wide range of application in chemical process, electronics and life science industries.

CermilonTM includes the addition of Boron Nitride to the synthetic Fluoropolymer Polytetrafluoroethylene (better known as PTFE). (The best known brand name of PTFE is TeflonTM by DuPont.) Boron Nitride is the only material known to fully reinforce PTFE. In fact, in a 4 Ball Wear Test (an industry standard test that measures the wear protection of a fluid on a metal surface), a base oil compound with CermilonTM with Boron Nitride scored 15% better than a base oil compound with PTFE alone.

When very fine particles of Boron Nitride are introduced into the synthetic Fluoropolymer Polytetrafluoroethylene, it reinforces it making it stronger and more durable. Boron Nitride not only increases durability but also provides a longer lasting lubrication benefit. Additionally, since Boron Nitride is, by itself, an excellent lubricating agent, the fluoropolymer acts as a binder to keep both the fluoropolymer and the Boron Nitride at surfaces that require boundary lubrication. Boron Nitride reinforcement also assures that the electrical properties and the reactivity of the composite remain unchanged regardless of the amount of filler applied. Thus, fluoropolymer reinforced with Boron Nitride have a much broader useful application range.

CermilonTM is a concentrated dispersion of PTFE and Boron Nitride in a highly refined petroleum oil. Compared to ordinary PTFE or Boron Nitride dispersions alone, CermilonTM provides a new dimension in durable boundary lubrication. CermilonTM utilizes patented technology to “ceramically” reinforce the PTFE, thereby significantly increasing its durability and application range. This translates to improved extreme pressure, load carrying, and anti-wear properties of lubricants. Benefits to the user would include fuel savings, smoother operation, extended life, and reduced maintenance costs of the object being lubricated. The “reinforced” PTFE prevents surface-to-surface contact and scuffing while providing reliable low-friction lubrication under boundary conditions

TBN Booster

TBN Booster Total Base Number or TBN is a measure of the reserve alkalinity of a lubricant. TBN is a critical aspect of a lubricant for combustion engines due the acidity byproducts generated when fuel is burned. These byproducts include Sodium Oxide (SOx), Nitrous Oxide (NOx), and other harmful components that enter the crankcase via blow-by gases getting past the piston rings. In addition to acids entering via blow-by, acids are normally generated in an engine due to heat, oxidation, and other chemical processes.

In an effort to counter the corrosive effect of acids on engine parts, additives are added to motor oil that have base or alkaline properties. Bases act to neutralize the acids in the engine thus prolonging the life efficiency of a lubricant. Whereas the process of generating acids will continue for the life of the engine, the ability of engine oil to neutralize the acids is finite. This is the major reason engine oil needs to be changed.

In simple terms, TBN is akin to an anti-acid such as “Tums” used to neutralize acid in one’s stomach. Consequently, the higher the base number the greater is the lubricant’s ability to neutralize acids. The TBN of a new oil whether it is a normal engine oil or a synthetic oil is in a range of 7 to 10. When the TBN in used oil drops below 3, it typically is time for an oil change. In a test run by an independent testing laboratory, EXPone Engine Treatment HD was added at a ratio of 20% to conventional motor oil. The conventional 10w40 motor oil alone had a TBN of 9.1. When EXPone HD was added, the TBN tested at 15.0. This is an amazing 65% increase in TBN! Because the TBN is so much higher, a typical engine would normally go twice as long between oil changes which would be a significant cost savings in terms of having an engine used for commercial or industrial offline plus the cost of the labor and materials to change oil.

In addition, the independent laboratory did an HFRR test. HFRR stands for High Frequency Reciprocating Rig, which is a microprocessor-controlled reciprocating friction and wear test system which provides a fast, repeatable assessment of the performance of lubricants. Thus in doing the HFRR testing, the lower the test number the less friction and wear. The HFRR score data on the conventional 10W40 oil was 163.5. When EXPone HD was added at a ratio of 20%, the HFRR score was 153.0 or a 6.4% improvement! Simply put, less friction means less wear and tear on engine components thus longer life and less chance of mechanical breakdown.

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Extreme Polymers LLC was formed in 2014 with a focus on specialty lubricants. Our product line includes EXPone® Xtreme Engine Treatment, with more products currently...

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